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General Announcement

2017 Boys Lacrosse Youth Referee Training

gllALO, in partnership with the Gwinnett Lacrosse League (GLL), the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation (GLF) and the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association (GLOA)  is holding a boys youth lacrosse officials certification clinic on January 28, 2017  (10 am to 4 pm) at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth, Georgia. The mandatory  field training is tentatively scheduled for February  18 (location will be finalized soon; these are 2 hour slots).

This training is for boys lacrosse only. If you are interested in officiating the girls game, Mike Hannah (michaelhannah@bellsouth.netand Andrea Braun (andreaabraun@me.com) are the people that can assist you.

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Risk Minimization Addressed in 2017 Rules Changes

nfhsIn an effort to minimize the risk of injury, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended six rules changes, including only allowing the goalkeeper to be located in the crease. All 2017 boys lacrosse rules changes recommended by the committee at its July 18-20 meeting in Indianapolis were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. Continue reading

Fall 2016 Youth Officials Training Classes

2016rulesbookALO, in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Youth Lacrosse Association (MAYLA), South Forsyth War Eagles Youth Lacrosse (SFYL), the Georgia Lacrosse Foundation (GLF) and the Georgia Lacrosse Officials Association (GLOA)  is holding two  boys youth lacrosse officials certification clinics this fall.

East Cobb Class is FULL.

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Communication Policy

Becoming an official is a serious undertaking.  You will be responsible for maintaining a safe, fair and fun contest ever time you officiate. You are in charge, not the coaches or the parents.  When you join a league or association, you will be responsible for regularly communicating with assignors, league and team administrators and your fellow officials.

In order to empower and prepare students, we ask that if a student has a question, they should be the one to contact their trainer, not their parents.

Most of the informaiton we provide to students will be forwarded to parents

Parents for players under 18 are encouraged to have themselves carbon copied on all email communication.  ALO will cc them on all class information.

2017 Tests and Rules Video Now Available

nfhsAll US Lacrosse officials should take BOTH the NFHS and Youth tests.  Officials re-certifying should pass with at least an 80+. More information on the re-certification process can be found here. The NFHS Rules Interpretation Video is also available and may be found below. Continue reading